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2018 Perli Vineyard Syrah

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$48.00 per Bottle

The Perli Vineyard is 10 miles from the ocean and is perched at 2,200 feet on thin and steep north east facing slope consisting of shale, fractured sandstone and rhyolite. This distinctive cool climate Syrah is co-fermented with 5% Viognier in the tradition of the Northern Rhone. This 23 year old vineyard is farmed by Steve Alden. We get both the McDowell selection and the 877 clone from this site. The McDowell selection is notable as it is the oldest field selection of Syrah in North America, brought into California to the San Jose Mission in 1880 and later planted on the McDowell Ranch in Mendocino County in 1902. On the nose, blue and black fruits, cured meat, subtle white pepper, anise, black olives and iron mineral notes. On the palate, blackberry, juniper berries, prosciutto, black olives, peppercorns and black tea with a hint of orange peel. A perfect fall wine to pair with game or roasted leg of lamb.

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge
Vineyard: Perli Vineyard
Elevation: 2200 ft
Farming: Sustainable
Soils: Ornbaun , Zeni - Sandy Loam
Fermentation: 100% Native Yeast, 50% Whole Cluster
Gravity Racked twice
Oak: Neutral French Oak Puncheon
Elevage: 14 months
Clone: McDowell, 877 Selections
Yield: 2.8 tons per acre
Drink 2020-2030
13.8% Alc

Purely Domestic Wine Report - 95 PTS

Vinous/Antonio Galloni -94 PTS

"In 2018, Jason Drew crafted a Syrah of
tremendous character" Antonio Galloni

Size 750 ml
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